Nick Kyrgios out of Rome Masters with hip injury: Reports

Nick Kyrgios has pulled out of Rome Masters after suffering a hip injury, according to reports.

tennis Updated: May 16, 2017 21:04 IST
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Nick Kyrgios’ hip injury during Rome Masters can rule him out of the French Open.(AFP)

Nick Kyrgios withdrew from the Rome Masters on Tuesday with a hip injury, casting doubt over his participation in next week’s French Open, local media reported.

Kyrgios was due to play Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut in the first round in Rome, but was replaced by lucky loser Alexandr Dolgopolov in the men’s draw.

Kyrgios, who won two matches at last week’s Madrid Open before losing to eventual champion Rafael Nadal, needed treatment for a hip complaint during his first-round win over Marcos Baghdatis in Spain.

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Kyrgios, who has shunned a full-time coach in the past, is currently linking up with Sebastien Grosjean in order to develop his game.

“I’m officially starting here [in Rome]. But in fact, I’m continuing to help Nick as I’ve been doing since February in Boca Raton, Florida,” Grosjean told L’Equipe.

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“When he got back from Australia in February, we started to spend some days together. And we kept doing it.

“The truth is, I don’t want to spend 25 weeks a year at his side. Nick needs a certain freedom. You have to be there when necessary, but let him express himself. He doesn’t need someone full-time.”

First Published: May 16, 2017 19:35 IST